Eastlake High School 2012 Senior Sarah had me doing my normal “what celebrity do you look like guessing game” the entire senior pictures photo shoot.Â Oh…and I was all over the map.Â First I was sure that she was Jessica Simpson…then, nope…later I decided — she actually reminded me of Old Hollywood Glamour a la French beauty Brigitte BardotÂ (if you don’t know BB, you are totally missing out on some awesome fashion inspiration)Â Big shout out to our amazing Studio B Portraits make-up artist Sarah (yep, same name as our model) for the flawless camera ready face…I mean really WOW.Â Â Not content to just share these shots, you can find one of our outdoor senior pictures of Sarah here on our Facebook page….the lighting is phenomenal…the Seattle rain had just passed and the sun began to break through…she’s gorgeous!
All good things come to those who wait….isn’t that how the saying goes?Â We have been watching this sweet baby grow for a year now (more if you count when she was in Mom’s belly) and it’s all been leading up to this amazing show and a gorgeous 30+ page flush mount baby album that we designed using all of the best images from her baby portrait sessions.Â Mom Michelle shared with me that she wanted to “do this right” make a special art piece for her daughter Evelyn.Â We photographed Evelyn and captured all of the first year milestones including maternity portraits, tiny newborn portraits at just a few days old, 3 month photo shoot, smiley toe grabbing 7 months, sitting up at 10 months and finally a Confetti Cupcake filled, walking 1 year photo shoot.Â Big thanks by the way to Confetti Cupcakes…and maybe an even bigger apology for the absolute destruction of your pretty confections — it was a “Watch Me Grow…and Eat Messy Extravaganza!” (My favorite little photo moment is in the 9 vignettes on the left page…bottom row all the way way to the right – priceless)
You know it’s going to be a good shoot when even the dog is photogenic.Â I mean the entire Denny crew is impossibly attractive.Â That said, in any young family the toughest job in the whole world on family portrait day falls on Mom’s shoulders.Â I could totally explain the in’s and out’s of why this is the case but for every Mom reading this blog who has attempted to execute a perfect family picture…the beauty of the this post is I DON’T have to because you already know ;-)Â Mom Lorena did such a great job and when she told me it was “slightly” stressful getting to the shoot I wasn’t surprised.Â Â Toward the end of the session…we had gotten all of these amazing portraits of the family and the girls, Mom and Dad with the girls separately, but we still hadn’t got the “money” shot of Mom and Dad together.Â I figured we’d try something new. I didn’t tell either one of them what I was going to ask them to do…I just said to Dad Erik, “put your arms around her and do what I tell you…it will either be completely cute…or really stupid”Â I’m sure that phrase instills confidence in my clients…not :-)Â Then I yelled “DIP HER!” … I loved this! The next shots of them together were absolutely awesome but if I showed everything right now…where would be the fun in that?
Almah had me at “Hello”Â and clearly you can see why! During this first set of images above I swear she was channeling her inner Tyra Banks!Â “A little left, a little right and hands right in to the pockets” What a pro!Â Loved this quick little frame with her Mom too…oh that’s right, if you step on set to fix anything on the senior model, you should be prepared for me to snap the shutter
YEP YEP YEP!Â The Couture Du Jour Fashion Show at Bellevue Club was as fun as it looks and Studio B Portraits was thrilled to be the official photographer on the scene!Â The event was sponsored by Hotel Bellevue and 425 Magazine so of course I already knew it was going to be fabulous but the event totally exceeded my expectations.Â The ballroom was packed with the who’s who of Bellevue for a standing room only look at the Seattle areas’ best local designers including the Bravern’s own David Lawrence.Â The show was so cool and the best part is that the event benefited Overlake Hospital. NICE.Â The Hotel Bellevue and Bellevue Club host a ton of great events throughout the year so if your looking for a night out be sure to follow them at Bellevue Club on Facebook.Â The fashion showÂ is an annual event so if you missed it this year be sure to look for it next year.Â Want more behind the scenes photos and fashion from the show, we added a ton of images on our Studio B Portraits Facebook page here.